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  • Watershed On Wheels

Pond or Stream Study

Curriculum Links: Science, Science and Technology – Scientific Investigation Skills, Sustainable Ecosystems Students visit a nearby pond or stream and assess the water quality using a variety of field tests including: pH, temperature and the collection of aquatic invertebrates. They learn to properly interpret their findings and make recommendations on next steps to improve or maintain the...Read more
Facility: Watershed On Wheels
Levels: ESL, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grades 9-12
Type of course: Outreach
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Wetland Ecosystems

Curriculum Links: Science and Technology – Life Systems Children participate in activities and lessons that focus on the importance of Ontario wetlands. Topics explored include types of wetlands; the importance and role of wetland habitats; historical destruction of wetlands; diversity of types of plants and wildlife; invertebrates; indicator and alien species. Preparation: Name tags for students is...Read more
Facility: Watershed On Wheels
Levels: ESL, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 7
Type of course: Outreach
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A Season of Change

Curriculum Links: Science and Technology – Matter and Energy; Earth and Space Systems Students have the opportunity to learn through games and activities how plants and animals prepare for the 4 seasons in Canada. Discussions include why we have seasons and how nature can be used to forecast weather. Participants will have the opportunity to touch animal...Read more
Facility: Watershed On Wheels
Levels: ESL, Grade 1, Grade 2
Type of course: Outreach
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Changing Creatures

Curriculum Links: Science and Technology – Life Systems Students enjoy learning about animals through a variety of hands-on and interactive activities. Students will have the opportunity to touch and observe animal skulls and furs. Through these activities including puppet demonstrations the children learn about animal adaptations; growth; metamorphosis; parental care and classification of animals. Preparation: Name tags...Read more
Facility: Watershed On Wheels
Levels: ESL, Grade 2
Type of course: Outreach
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Diversity of Living Things

Curriculum Links: Science and Technology – Life Systems Teaching children about complex things such as biological classification systems can be a difficult task. Allow our trained staff to help simplify it and make it fun and exciting. Students learn about classification systems used in every day life as well as those used by biologists to classify all...Read more
Facility: Watershed On Wheels
Levels: ESL, Grade 6
Type of course: Outreach
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Water Cents

Curriculum Links: Science and Technology Matter and Energy; Earth and Space Systems Water Cents is an exciting indoor program where the students use play money to buy and sell shares of environmental companies on the stock market. Through a water conservation survey; skits; active games; and an interactive model; students learn ways to conserve water and...Read more
Facility: Watershed On Wheels
Levels: ESL, Grade 5, Grade 8
Type of course: Outreach
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Clean Water; Clear Choices Gr7-8

Curriculum Links: Science and Technology Matter and Energy; Earth and Space Systems An interactive model helps students understand how water becomes polluted in their community and learn how water is cleaned so it is safe for human use. Students work in small groups to clean dirty water, learning the importance and value of clean water along...Read more
Facility: Watershed On Wheels
Levels: Grade 7, Grade 8
Type of course: Outreach
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Climate Calamity

Curriculum Links: Science and Technology Life Systems, Matter and Energy; Earth and Space Systems When it comes to climate change, we can’t afford to wait and learn about this important topic. Through a trivia game, an interactive greenhouse gas activity, media reviews and citizen role-plays, this innovative program helps students understand their environmental footprint and explore...Read more
Facility: Watershed On Wheels
Levels: Grade 5, Grade 7, Grades 9-12
Type of course: Outreach
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